Calculating the Size of a Black Hole

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Key stage: 
Post-16
Resource type: 
Classroom activity
Location: 
Royal Observatory
School subject: 
Astronomy, Maths, Science

Students calculate the Schwarzschild radius of a black hole with the same mass as the Earth and one with the mass of the Milky Way. Accompanies the video 'What's inside a black hole?'